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NCJ Number: 210143 
Title: Attitudes to Punishment in Two High-Crime Communities (From Alternatives to Prison: Options for an Insecure Society, P 366-405, 2004, Anthony Bottoms, Sue Rex, et al. eds. -- See NCJ-210129)
Author(s): Anthony Bottoms; Andrew Wilson
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Willan Publishing
Portland, OR 97213-3644
Sale Source: Willan Publishing
c/o ISBS, 5804 N.E. Hassalo Street
Portland, OR 97213-3644
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In this chapter, a study was conducted on how residents of high crime communities view the offenders who live in their community.
Abstract: This chapter presents the results of an empirical research study commissioned by the Coulsfield Committee exploring the issue of communities with high crime rates also being areas where many known offenders live, and specifically how residents of high crime communities view the offenders who live in their communities. Two areas of Sheffield were chosen, both of which are high-crime, high-offender rate communities with high social deprivation. A formal survey was conducted of a small sample of the general adult population in each area, to ascertain in a structured way their opinions on appropriate punishments and other issues. The results have a policy significance indicating reasonable public support for the idea that offenders should be allowed opportunities to redeem themselves. Tables, notes, and references
Main Term(s): Public Attitudes/Opinion
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community support; Public Opinion of Crime; Punishment; Rehabilitation; Social reintegration
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